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Cardiovascular disease

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Coronary heart disease: multiple risk factors and risk assessment

ANDREW TONKIN, LEI CHEN, MARK NELSON

Identification and modification of known behavioural and environmental risk factors have the potential to reduce the large toll exacted by coronary heart disease.

TIA and stroke: a management guide for GPs

HENRY MA, JOHN LY, GEOFFREY A DONNAN

The incidence of stroke in Australia is about 46,000 per year. It is the third most common cause of death in this country (about 15,000 per year) and a major cause of disability. All GPs need to be aware of rapid changes occurring in management.

The kidney: victim or villain in heart failure?

SIMON D ROGER

Deteriorating renal function is often a complication of heart failure, and kidney disease itself can lead to cardiomyopathy. The combination of renal failure and heart failure is referred to as the cardiorenal syndrome; management of this syndrome requires the careful adjustment of medications.

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